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  • Foreigner, Goodhue Public School Chamber Choir, Treasure Island

    Jukebox Heroes Rock Treasure Island

    Tonight at Treasure Island Resort, it was a tale of big and small. The small town of Goodhue won the chance for some of their best and brightest to go on stage with one of the biggest bands in the world…Foreigner. 17 kids who make up the Goodhue Public School Chamber Choir, led by Director Emily […] More

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    ON THE RADAR: Annie Mack Releases EP Tell It Like It Is

    I lucked into this one folks. If you’re into Blues, Rockin’ Blues, Bluesy Style Music, whatever you want to call it, do yourself a favor and pick-up Annie Mack‘s EP Release: Tell It Like It Is. The 4 song EP is absolutely wonderful. This isn’t like today’s bubblegum flavored music. No, this is more like […] More

  • Phillip Phillips. First Ave

    Phillip Phillips is Magnetic at First Ave

    Welcome to First Ave, Phil Phillips. As you found out, the word “spring” doesn’t equate to much here. Cold weather, snow, and a little freezing rain were absolutely happy to welcome you. I’m not sure if it was just the individuals, the aforementioned weather, or because it was the middle of the work week, but this […] More

  • Graham Bramblett, Lakewood Cemetery, Peter Lochner, Icehouse
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    ON THE RADAR: Intimate Icehouse Party for CD Release

    What a completely different vibe tonight. Here I am, walking into The Icehouse in Uptown Minneapolis, where I find a cozy atmosphere, ample seating, and wonderful food. Compare this to the night before when I was covering a rocking hair band tribute show, just spin me in a 180-degree direction and you’ll have the raucous attitude of […] More

  • Hair Ball, Bon Jovi

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    Hairball Rocks Hometown Crowd

    Welcome to yesterday, where Hairball shows off the best of the 70s and 80s during a two-hour arena rock extravaganza featuring tons of singing along (it’s all hits, there are no ‘deep cuts’), loud music full of loud guitar solos, and pyrotechnics. Don’t call these guys just a cover band. Yes, they cover all the hit bands […] More

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    Michael Schenker Fest Hits The Cabooze

    I love The Cabooze for music. The sound and vibe are usually pretty great, and you know it’s a sellout (or at least close to it) when the rafters and the lower seats are full. Of course, with the full general admission crowd, the usual problem persists. There is absolutely no clearance to walk from one […] More

  • Lee Brice, Country Music, Myth, Myth Live

    Lee Brice Brings the Party to the Myth

    It’s very unfortunate this show was not sold-out, for anyone who follows country music knows Lee Brice puts on a great show. The mostly-full crowd was absolutely rocking it tonight, making The Myth feel like the place was sold out. Warming up the crowd was The Shane Martin Band. If you’ve never seen these guys before, go see […] More

  • Cold Kingdom

    Sleep Signals and Cold Kingdom Rock Route 47

    If you haven’t had the chance to see Sleep Signals, now would be a great time to do so as they head out on the road with Cold Kingdom. The Minneapolis based Band is a fused influence of 80’s, 90’s with a touch of Modern Metal. Absolutely one of my favorite live local bands. Sleep […] More

  • Chase Lawrence, Coin, Pop Rock, Alt Rock, Indie

    Coin drops into the Fine Line

      What a great night at The Fine Line Music Cafe for an intimate set from both The Aces and Coin. Coming into the concert, I had no idea what to expect (and honestly wasn’t expecting much). What started as an ordinary night turned into a wonderful evening of pop music, as both groups left […] More

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    Granger Smith brings Country Americana to Prairie’s Edge Casino

    Granger Smith, The Smithfields And The Shane Martin Band at The Fireman’s Dance 2018 If it’s the day before The Super Bowl then it’s time to head 2.5 hours Southwest of the cities to a little Casino called Prairies Edge Casino in Granite Falls, MN. This time for the second annual Fireman’s Dance with a lineup of Smithfield, […] More